Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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3.68/5 rDev -10.7%
Pours a brown color with a small head that has poor rentention and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of caramel sweetness. The flavor is much less interesting than the aroma, but that's not saying much. I really don't enjoy the flavor very much. Lots of caramel. Body is moderate, the drinkability is ok.
07-19-2005 02:47:34 | More by clvand0
3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearence: Pours a clear, dark copper with a wonderfully creamy beige head that has amazing retention, and leaves gorgeous lacing. Hardly any carbonation.
Smell: The smell is a duller version of the Uerige Alt Classic. It has the spiciness and sweet maltiness, but not as strong or complex.
Taste and Mouthfeel: Incredibly creamy and smooth, no flavors overpowering the other. Balanced and full of flavor, but not as complex as I had hoped. A little more complexity would boost this to killer tasting. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy.
Drinkability and Overall: A unique Altbier for sure, it's lacking something special to really throw it over the edge. You'd think the 8.5% would give it a nice kick, but it didn't. I still thoroughly enjoyed every last sip of it, and reccommend it to anyone, unless they can find the Uerige Altbier Classic.
07-17-2005 20:21:38 | More by santoslhalper
District of Columbia
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
Presentation and Appearance 11.2 oz long neck flip top bottle that I bought on a whim having enjoyed the regular Uerige Sticke. Bottled on 4/18. The beer is a dark amber red, pretty clear with a thin off white head and dots of lacing.
Smell Malt and alcohol are the main aromas. There are also hints of yeast and dark fruit.
Taste Deep full SWEET malt flavor up front with a slight dry bitterness in the back. The hop bitterness is certainly there, but there is little to no hop flavor. The flavor is rounded out by dark fruit, mainly plums and raisons.
Mouthfeel Thinner than would be expected from a beer this big. Carbonation is on the strong side.
Drinkability and Notes The thin body makes Doppelsticke exceptionally drinkable for such a big beer. This is simply the most flavorful alt beer that I have had. It is a far better beer than the regular Sticke from Uerige and far superior to every other alt beer I have had. Well worth searching out if you have been indifferent to other alt beers that you have had.
07-16-2005 22:28:24 | More by OldSock
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
Bottled on 04.1. Code 11 01 11.2 oz. flip top.
Pours a beautiful dark red/brown. Medium to light carbonation. Small, tight bubbles. Smell is sweet and clean. Candied plums come to mind. Rich, syrup like mouth feel. Caramel candied plums. Definite doppel on steroids taste. Wow. Great taste and texture, but much too rich to drink more than one or two. Would drink every night after dinner however. Would make a great after dinner desert drink.
07-16-2005 15:47:41 | More by sacfly
4.47/5 rDev +8.5%
Pours a deep chestnut brown with lighter highlights around the edge. Large off white head lingers and teasingly makes me wait to take my first sip. Nose is huge of molasses, caramel, sweet bread. Almost worried this is going to be too sweet.
Taste is interesting. Sweet up front like a dopplebock, but then enough hoppiness to keep it from becoming too sweet. You can pick out the Uerige Sticke character out of the back ground, but it does not scream at you. The sweetness is a bit more than I thought it would be, but it was still well balanced.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth going down. Very easy to drink even at 8 percent. Drinkability Hell Yeah!! I would love to have another one of these.
Big Ups to BiermanVA for bringing me back a bottle from Boston when he attended the American Beer Fest. Even bigger props to him for managing not to drink it before it got to me.
07-15-2005 16:28:14 | More by TinusTime
4.72/5 rDev +14.6%
very very nice indeed. much better the the sticke.
pours a deep brown with copper tones. A nice 2 inche head develops thats frothy with some slight fizz, it sticks around and leaves great lacing.
aroma of chocolate, brown sugars, and caramel with very slight hints of hop aromas in the background.
taste is carmel like with a fruitiness I can't quite place. Its sweet but not overly at all. Its sticky in the mouth and has a slight carbonation to it that makes it dance in the mouth. A very fine brew indeed
07-13-2005 12:18:12 | More by kegerator
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
Heard stories about the dark forest with this one on 6/14/2005. 11.2-fl. oz. swing top with thin neck bottle poured in a shaker glass.
Huge froth at start, almost jumping in its intensity, must have been close to 1 ½ inches and both tight and flocculent at the same time with tons of stick. Kind of a light haze floating around aimlessly within a mahogany brown hue, and no discernible action present. Malty creakiness and tootsie rolls on nose, along with a whitewash of vanilla bean and malted chocolate. Caramel and sticky gummy bears of the root beer variety on the mouth, along with some clingy malt and wet macadam, but of the variety that evokes childhood memories playing tag in the summer and the sun never going down.
Stellar, just stellar.
07-06-2005 00:25:09 | More by Truh
4.45/5 rDev +8%
This one apparently had been flying off the shelves, which is why I had previously missed it. The beer poured a dark copper color and formed a nice foamy off white head that left trace lace as it slowly subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of caramel, candy, some plume and some altbier elements. The flavor was of caramel, candy and some malt. The body was creamy and the finish is sweet with a touch of astigency. Another amazing beer from them. Now if I could just find some more of it.
07-04-2005 02:49:07 | More by Wildman
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
Beautiful bottle with a freshness date - 2 months old at tasting. Rich, malty, fruity, hoppy, and bitter... this is an enticing ale!
It pours a clear auburn-chestnut body beneath a frothy head of off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves walls of solid lace about the glass.
The nose is fruity and hoppy over a caramelish malt.
It's medium-full bodied and creamy in the mouth with a delicate, moderate carbonation.
The flavor starts with a splash of yeasty fruitiness (dark fruit skins, apples) that's quickly overshadowed by its deep, sweetish and bready notes of caramel malt. A bold bitterness cuts through the middle, bringing with it some grassy and leafy hops. It finishes long and bitter with a lingering sticky malt that's soaked in leafy and earthy hops.
07-03-2005 14:15:00 | More by NeroFiddled
4.63/5 rDev +12.4%
Draught @ Papago
This was a special 2-keg extravaganza at Papago, and what a sight and treat it was, but you can read the story on the Papago website. The beer fresh from the tap is a dark beauty with a modest creamy light tan head that lingers long, leaving a fine coating of lace upon the glass. Nose is rich in bread dough, sweet and mouth watering this nose, hints of caramel and even a whiff of hops, apples and a bit of alcohol finish it off, start is sweet and thick with malt, the top is middling in its feel. Finish is delectable with its spicy hop bite, the acidity light and the sweet malt dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, what a treat it was, had several glasses. Personally, I think it could be called a Barley Wine, and I must say it is the best beer I have tasted in quite some time.
07-01-2005 17:00:50 | More by Gusler
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
I love the Uerige swingtops, they are as attractive as the brew within!
Pours a dark brown with some red highlights and a nice thick head.
Smell is malty, floral, with honey-caramel tones.
Taste is bitter up front, followed by a very creamy and bready malt taste that coats the mouth. Finishes with more bitterness followed by sweet lingering malt. What an amazing body, with very little evidence of the high alcohol.
Very drinkable, very very tasty indeed.
06-28-2005 15:06:21 | More by Beervis
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours from the swingtop bottle dark reddish brown, creamy 1/3 inch head. Smell is sweet, very malty. Taste... not quite what I was expecting. Lots of malt sweetness, bready, mollasses, a little bit of fruit and some hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is bready, doughy. Very sweet in the finish. Very very drinkable for an 8.5 percent beer. Very smooth drinking beer. I have however had a lot of beers that were better for $5 a bottle at the store, but this may be more personal preference than anything. I'm still very happy I tried it.
06-24-2005 00:42:56 | More by ChrisBowers
4.85/5 rDev +17.7%
A stunning new beer from one of the worlds best hausbraueries. Displays all the wonderful aromas and flavors of the classic and Sticke Altbiers from Uerige. What surprised me most was the ability to preserve the house character of Uerige but balance all those flavors in a totally poundable 8.5% beer. This beer does not drink like a bock bier at all, much less a Doppelbock. Its clearly a product of top fermentation followed by cold conditioning.
Can an 8.5% beer be a session beer? This one sure seemed that way as each time I finished the 0,2 litre glass I was pulled back for another one. Thats what world class beers do and its not often one finds a beer this strong this drinkable. Well done!
06-22-2005 21:02:18 | More by Starkbier
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
Pours like a dark amber maple syrup from Vermont. Smooth yet viscous. The aroma is a killer and as soon as I popped the swing top, I was hit with a wall of caramel malt with a nice hop backing. Quite nice.
This is certainly a large bier and one that will do well in the US market for which it was made. It is much sweeter and hopier than the normal Uerige. Balance-wise, a little too sweet if I must say. Approaching a Dopplebock in style, like a Salvator.
This has great potential and even though I am enjoying this very much, I would assume that some tinkering will be done in susequent years to balance this a little better.
Still an amazing bier.
06-19-2005 20:08:05 | More by BierManVA
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
Creamy tan head on a russet body and fine carbonation. Sweetish nutty nose with beautiful hop notes. Moderate sweetness, flavors of nuts, dried dates, and light raisin toast. Bitterness is firm, but not overwhelming. Slick and quaffable its hard to believe this is 8.5%.
06-14-2005 01:40:07 | More by yen157
4.6/5 rDev +11.7%
I first picked up this beer from the recommendation of a co-worker at John's Grocery. What a great selection. I loved this brew through and through, and I've tried it several times since my initial review, which has been edited to reflect current thoughts on this wonderful beer.
The appearance is very interesting. It pours to a clear ruby color with a thick, creamy collar of white foam. Excellent lacing. No carbonation apparent, though I am sure of this batch's freshness as compared to other times I've tried it [and still loved it].
The aroma contains a delightful estery assortment of berries, but the hops steal the show with this beer. Not only is a German ale an oddity, but this almost seems like a German IPA! Very grassy and herbal hops with a very interesting malt aroma. Smells a bit like sourdough with a ton of hops and a hint of alcohol.
The taste is sweet, bready, and berry-licious with a very pleasant hops flavor. Maybe just a little bit grassy, but it goes very well with the overall presentation.
Mouthfeel is medium to full and a bit creamy. Very nice lingering grassy, herbal hops flavor. Well concealed alcohol flavor, but you can tell it's there if you search. The unsuspecting drinker might have an early night ahead of them, however.
Considering the high alcohol content and the almost rough grassy hoppiness, this is quite the drinkable beer. One of my favorite German beers, if not THE favorite (with only the regular Uerige Sticke and possibly Aventinus in direct competition). I'm glad I decided to re-review this beer, because even though I loved it in the past, my palate was not quite developed enough to decipher what I was tasting. It's been too long... from this day on I will make it my duty to go through as much altbier as possible, before it goes bad on the store shelves.
06-11-2005 03:44:49 | More by neonbrown82
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
Trademark Uerige 11.2 oz brown bottle with "ceramic style" flip top. Bottled-on date stamped on front label (month and day - 04.18).
This beer poured a clear, bright, deep reddish amber (coppery) color with creamy yellowish tan foam that persisted and clung to the walls of the glass as it settled to a fine coat on the surface of the beer. There was a steady, fine stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The smell was malty and sharply hoppy with a light touch of faintly sweet caramel malt. The taste was richly malty with malt and hop flavors very reminiscent of the other Uerige altbiers. The rich malt gave way to a very hoppy finish, which was even hoppier in than the Sticke Alt. The mouthfeel was smooth and malty with a tiny sweetness on the back of the tongue, but dry overall. The body was full with good carbonation, and a slight warming character. The finish and aftertaste were very nicely hoppy. This was a beautiful beer, and I definitely want more. I would love to try it fresh at the brewery, but alas, it seems this one is made only for export to the USA (?).
(Thanks to Longstaff for the heads up on this one.)
06-10-2005 05:07:30 | More by UncleJimbo
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.